Lost Power

@UncleJoe (11432)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
January 3, 2018 12:31pm CST
Waking up in the wee hours, I noticed right away that something was wrong. No nightlights glowed in the bedroom, (or anywhere else in the house). The power was out. One wouldn’t think that would be such a problem. It never seemed to be in the past when hurricanes caused that to happen. However, it was a BIG problem for me. No electricity means no HEAT. Did I mention that it went down to 15 degrees last night? The electric finally came back on about 8:00AM. By then it was 34 INSIDE. My 73 year old hocks can’t take the cold like they used to. Had it not been for a good quilt and my flannel Batman pajamas I would have frozen to death. Evidently, when it went off there was an electrical serge. My desktop won’t come on now. I am using an old laptop that I keep in reserve. Compared to my desktop, this one is very slow. I give it a command and then go take a nap. Sometimes, by the time I wake up, it has responded to that command. That means I may be a little slower responding to YOUR posts. Please have a little patience.
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@andriaperry (63958)
• Anniston, Alabama
4 Jan
I had that problem a few weeks back, no fun at all.
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@UncleJoe (11432)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
4 Jan
I thought about jumping into my insulated coveralls and making a run for the car @andriaperry My Explorer starts putting out heat in under 5 minutes.
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@Corbin5 (123160)
• United States
3 Jan
I will have patience. I am just delighted that you own Batman pajamas!!!
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@UncleJoe (11432)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
3 Jan
Yeah, they're getting a little ragged but it's hard to find Superhero PJ's for somebody 6' tall @Corbin5
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@Corbin5 (123160)
• United States
3 Jan
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@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
3 Jan
Yikes! This is no time to lose power. We haven't lost power yet and I hope we don't. We have a generator but if we lose power I'm heading for a hotel
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@UncleJoe (11432)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
3 Jan
That sounds like a great idea in theory @IreneVincent but I couldn't get my old hocks out from under those covers.
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@DianneN (92332)
• United States
4 Jan
I'm soooo sorry to hear that. I've been there, too. I hope your desktop isn't ruined.
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@Kandae11 (40337)
4 Jan
Sounds like the way my internet connection behaves sometimes. I sit twiddling my thumbs while one comment takes 15 minutes to go through.
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@UncleJoe (11432)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
4 Jan
Actually, for a laptop, this one is plenty fast @Kandae11
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@BloggerDi (1063)
• United States
3 Jan
These frigid temps can wreak havoc in all sorts of ways!
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@UncleJoe (11432)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
3 Jan
More than they did when I was younger @BloggerDi
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@jstory07 (72444)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Jan
I hope by now everything is back up and running.
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@Srbageldog (8239)
• United States
4 Jan
That sure is cold. Glad your power is back on, but that sucks your desktop computer got fried!
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
3 Jan
We never get those sort of temperatures, thank goodness, and never leave ouir heating on at night.
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@1creekgirl (13053)
• United States
3 Jan
So glad the power wasn't off longer than it was. This cold can be dangerous.
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@Morleyhunt (19299)
• Canada
3 Jan
We lost power once for 36 hours. The temperature in our house only dropped to 45F. Glad the power came back before you and Becky froze.
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@JohnRoberts (67391)
• Los Angeles, California
3 Jan
That bites big time.
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